That First Counseling Session

It’s about 4:15 in the afternoon on Monday, and I arrive at the Faith Biblical Counseling Center for my three evening counseling sessions.  I pick up materials from last week and for this week (typically: schedule for this week, trainee reports from last week, and… a new folder).  I received a note from Edris (Olsen… Read More» Continue reading

The Power of Presence

Today a former counselee stopped by to deliver a Christmas present for me.  A couple of decades ago I had the privilege of counseling him and his wife about marital challenges they were facing.  Since then we have become friends, brother and sisters, and members of the same church family. Usually this fellow gives me… Read More» Continue reading

Am I Really Forgiven?

The following is an excerpt from the soon to be published book In the Aftermath by Bev Moore & Pam Gannon. Jill thought for a long time about God’s forgiveness. She had spent so many years dealing with feelings of condemnation and guilt.  After learning about God’s forgiveness through Christ she was thinking this is… Read More» Continue reading

A Husband’s Desire for Honor, pt. 2

Read A Husband’s Desire for Honor, pt. 1. The Solution to the Desire for Human Honor So what are the solutions to Tyler’s desire for honor from his wife? How can the cross of Christ help Tyler to live in a way that pleases God and seeks to receive God’s honor versus the honor of… Read More» Continue reading

A Husband’s Desire for Honor, pt. 1

Tyler and Mary are in another familiar conflict. Mary is reminding Tyler how he never listens to her and is only concerned about his own schedule and life. He has scheduled another out of town meeting in three weeks, completely forgetting that she had planned for the two of them to get away together. Mary… Read More» Continue reading

Regulating Our Spiritual Metabolism

So what’s the big deal about high metabolism these days?  Everybody wants high metabolism.  It’s that fat-burning capacity that is so coveted.  If you can engage in the right exercise in the right way at the right time you can maintain a high-rate fat-burning process.  Or if you can eat just the right foods in… Read More» Continue reading

“Yea, I Believe That Too”

We understand that God, working through the Holy Spirit, is the one who brings about change in people’s hearts. (Ephesians 4:22-24]. Therefore, one of the important steps I take in starting a new counseling session is information gathering. Since the Holy Spirit is key to counseling and bringing about change in all of us, it… Read More» Continue reading